In light of a special occasion (1 month being with me ) I decided to feed Tvarscki his (freeze-dried) blood worms (it's all Walmart had). I dropped one into the tank, he swims up, grabs it and pulls it under. He then, spits it out and makes a sharp turn with his body and smacks the blood worm to the surface, he does this a couple of times, before he finally eats it. He tries to do the same thing with flakes but they break up into little pieces after he spits them out. :\
Does anyone else's betta have to play with their food before they eat it? Or is this just the way they eat and I'm just now noticing it?
Tvarscki - black/blue veiltail - joined the family 12/17/2010
Sounds like he is just playing. If you go to the dollar store in the childrens section they usually have small bath toys in the shape of fish I got one for Pan and he likes it alot. Gives him somthing to do.